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FWPSS00066 - Excavator Operator Skill Set (Release 1)


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1 1 (this release) 28/Jan/2022

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Release 1

This version released with FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package Version 7.0.


This skill set provides the skills and knowledge required to operate an excavator for site preparation and other civil construction operations as part of commercial forest operations while applying workplace safety and environmental protection procedures.

Pathways Information

These units of competency provide credit towards FWP30121 Certificate III in Forest Operations from the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this skill set at the time of publication.

Skill Set Requirements

  • FWPCOR2209 Follow environmental protection procedures in forest and wood products operations
  • FWPCOR2210 Follow workplace health and safety policies and procedures in forest and wood products operations
  • RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations

Target Group

This skill set is for people wishing to work as an excavator operator in commercial forest operations.

Suggested words for Statement of Attainment

These competencies from the FWP Forest and Wood Products and RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Packages meet the industry requirements for operating an excavator in a commercial forest environment.